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Fast Latex Typing Methods

Postby arindamC » Sat May 19, 2018 5:13 pm

Dear Friends,
I am new to latex environment. One big that I am facing is the time taken for the job. My average normal typing speed around 50 wpm even though it is taking huge to time to compose hard copy mathematical manuscript to latex and compile it to PDF. Please share your experiences by which I can speed up process? Is there any software or, automation tools etc which can help me out. Normally a full page mathematical work on papers like quantum mechanics or like is taking me around 2 hours in general.


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Postby Stefan Kottwitz » Sat May 19, 2018 8:35 pm

Welcome to the forum!

There are LaTeX editors that provide shortcuts (keys for commands or environment), and auto-completion. But I would use the editor that I know best, so no need to change. I think more speed comes once you know the commands better and better. Routine stuff will be faster sooner.

With syntax errors, troubleshooting takes time. So I would say, with a fast computer, compile (typeset) often, so you quickly notice where a mistake (error) occurs before you have to search through what you typed in an hour.

And before spending a lot of time on a problem or on a design challenge, you could post your questions here. ;-)

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Postby arindamC » Wed Jun 06, 2018 1:02 pm

Hi Stefan,
thank you for your guidance. Doing so far as suggested. Thank you again.

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